Havening Techniques (“HT”) is an innovative healing approach developed and created by Ronald A. Ruden, MD, PhD in collaboration with his brother Steven Ruden, DDS. HT can be described as a type of psychosensory therapy based on the fields of neuroscience and neurobiology which uses sensory input in order to alter thought, mood, and behavior.
It is believed that when an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or stressful it becomes immutably encoded in the psyche and the body, often with life altering consequences. HT is designed to make changes in the brain in order to de-traumatize and remove from both the psyche and the body the emotional memory of a traumatic or stressful life event and its negative effects.
Therefore, HT is a healing modality that is designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic or stressful encoding and includes human touch as a therapeutic tool identified as Havening Touch®.
HT is self-regulated and is considered alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed in the United States.
HT has three (3) distinct applications, one is for emotional disturbances, second is for wellness, stress management, and peak performance, and the third is as a self-help tool. HT can also be used as a self-help technique and shared with family members and friends.
**After using HT, it’s possible that previously vivid or traumatic memories may fade which is a positive outcome. However, this could adversely impact the reader’s ability to provide legal testimony that carries the same emotional impact as prior to applying the HT regarding a traumatic incident.